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Greetings from Nepal

  • 1.  Greetings from Nepal

    Posted 22 days ago
    Edited by J Beena Koirala 22 days ago
    Namaste everyone.

    My name is Beena and I am from Nepal. I feel privileged to be a part of this amazing learning community. I look forward to sharing with you and learning from you all.

    Thank you so much.
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    J Beena Koirala
    Gaindakot English School
    Nepal
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  • 2.  RE: Greetings from Nepal

    Posted 22 days ago

    Welcome, Beena!  I wish you all the best for the coming new year.

    What proficiency levels or skills do you teach?  What got you interested in the field of English language teaching?

    Sincerely,

    Ilka



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    Ilka Kostka, PhD
    Membership Professional Council (TESOL International Association)
    Associate Teaching Professor
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA, USA
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  • 3.  RE: Greetings from Nepal

    Posted 20 days ago
    Edited by J Beena Koirala 16 days ago
    Dear Ilka,

    New Year Greetings.

    I teach English as a foreign language to students between ages 13 and 16 in a private school in Nepal. I enjoy teaching listening and speaking skills to my students as it exposes them to a variety of authentic pronunciation and practice. We also have an English club in school to support students with improving speaking skills.

    When I was a student, I hardly had opportunities to learn English from native-like speakers or from teachers who used authentic materials. After completing grade 12, I got an opportunity to work as a receptionist in a multinational company in India and found how important it is to learn English to write reports, understand clients and other people at work. Then I decided to join the English Language Teaching courses to learn how to teach all four skills of English along with grammar and vocabulary. After completing my Bachelor's degree, I started teaching English in a primary school and realized I needed more training on teaching English as a foreign language. That's how I got into the field of ELT and it's been 10+ years now but every year seems to be new and challenging for me.

    Nowadays, I am learning how to create lessons using videos, authentic materials, and resources that include listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. I feel honored to join the TESOL community and look forward to learning a lot from here.

    Thank you.
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    J Beena Koirala
    Gaindakot English School
    Nepal
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